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MEET YOUR FRIENDS IN PICKENS JUNE 3rd. TEN THOUSAND PEOPLE ARE EXPECTED. OLD SOLDIERS
.CELBAIN N HILLING AEROPLANE FLIGHTS. PICKENS INVITES AND WELCOMES YOU. EPICKENS-THE GEM T FICIA OFOTHE F5OTHILLS 5 PKE VOL 51, NUMBER 5. PICKENS, S. C., MAY 26, 1921.SUCRpIN$.0PRYA PICKENS LOCAL' AND PERSONAL Misses Christine and Nada Greene, of Greenville, were attractive visit or; in Pickens this week. Mrs. H. A. Nealey is visiting her daughter, Mrs. 0. R. Cothran, in Greenville. Attorney G. C. Christopher was in Columbia several days this week on business. Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Brown, of Columbia, are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. T. Gibson, this week. Married, May 15th, Hillard Butler and Stella Morgan, of Nimmons. W. C. Bowen officiating. The Alice Mill base ball team met their first defeat of the season, last Saturday at Liberty. Score: Liberty, 2; Alice Mill 1. arried, May 15th, Dillard An ders i' Conestee Couch, all of Dacus ville. (,'emony performed by Hon. G. W. Bof-N. P. Miss Mary A" . * is convalescing after having been q;.'>-, ill for the past week. Miss Bernice 'rey has been teaching during her illn iss. Pickens defeated Glenweod in t1h baseball game on the Pickens mill diamond last Saturday, 10 to 2. Batteries: Brtrce and Aiken; Laur ence and \Vood. L. V. anning, pastor of the color ed Methodist church in Pickens, has asked us to announce that Rev. J. C. Diggs, pastor of Grace Methodist church, will preach for the colored peolle n dxt Wednesday night, June 1, at 8:30 o'clock. White people have an invitation to attend. The cemetery at Rocky Bottom will be cleaned off next Saturday, May 28. All who are interested are .requested to be on hand and bring neet ssary tools. There will be Sunday school day .at Mt. Bethel, on Pickens circuit, Sunday, May 29. Allday services. Some good Sunday school speakers I will be present. The public is in vited to the above services. The third quarterly conference of Pickens cricuit will be held at Port ers Chapel Saturday, June 4. Rev. J.. M. Steadman, presiding elder of the Greenville district, will preach Saturday and Sunday at 11 o'clock. The public is invited to the above services. 1D. P. H~udson, pastor. Central township) siniginig conven - tion will meet with M\t. T1abor church, one and one-half miles southwvest of Central, on the fourth Sunday in *May at 2 :00 p. m. All lovers of music are invited to come andl let us sing together. Mrs. T. L. Bivens andl children, 'Thom~as and Frances, left Monday for their m.-mer home -at Lake Junaluska. Sheevas also acconmpan led by Mrs. J. C.' ,~nings who will. be her guest for se ral days. Mrs. B. F. Parr 's, of Greenville, is visiting friends in Pickens this 'week. Ambler commun y is to put on a community fair th s fall. This is a very progressive section and it is rumored that some nice prizes will be given at the county fair this fall for the best.: community exhibit. County Agent Bowen is very anxious to see other communities organize ' and will be glad to give any assist.. ance that he can in getting this worked up. We should have at least four or five community fairs this tall. - Mrs. Laura Alexander is visiting friends in Birmingham, Ala. Mr. #. D. Sloan, of Gre nville, was here on business a few days this week, Mr. and Mrs. Rowland, of Atlanta, Ga., are the guests of air. and Mrs. F. T. Cox. Leon Robinson, of Clemson, is at home, having had the misfortune of cutting his finger off in the wood shop there. Eighty dollars was raised for the Salvation Army one day last week in Pickens. A scaffold has been built around the court house in order to do some repair work on the roof. Students of the eighth and tenth grades enjoyed a picnic near Prices' store Tuesday afternoon. Miss Eva Freeman, of Bessie Tift College, and Claudia Alexander and Allen Bivens, of B. M. I., are at home for their summer vacation. A party consisting of the Misses Greenes, Nellie Freeman, Sarah Farmer, Mrs. Farmer and Messrs. Han-ed Bivens, Casty Por ter, Boo Armstrong, Johnnie Carey and Van Clayton spent several days this week at Brown's Hotel. The Pickens-Brevard highway- is in fine shape from Pickens as far as Mr. W. T. Gravley's with the exception of two concrete bridges which will soon be finished. Engineer Boo Arm strong says he is bound for Rocky Bottom this summer, and we hope he will get there with the road. The teachers of the Easley school were guests of the young men of Easley at a picnic at the Pickens power and light plant Tuesday even ing. Mr. N. B. Moors, of Central, was a visitor at the home of his son-in law, Mr. Ross Moon, near Pickens last week. GAP HILL NEWS. Farmers in this section are very busy as the grass seems to be grow ing this rainy weather. Peopl3 of the community are glad they have a Sunday school at Gap Hill again. Miss Floye Ferguson spent last Sunday with her friends, Misses Viola and Lila Stone. Mr. Elbert Bowers and his brother, Leonard, visited relatives in this sac tion Sunday. Mr. Lester Stone spent last Satur (lay night with Mr. Oscar Stewart. Messrs. Arthur Alexander and Richard Gantt attended meeting at Salem Sunday. Mr. John Edd Ferguson spent last Sunday wvith Wesley Stone. There is preaching at Gap Hill every third Sunday morning andl fifth Sunday evening. Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Ferguson visit edl relatives nea.; Pickens Sunday. Mr. and Mrs.'Robert Gillespie vis itedl Mr. and Mrs. Turner near Gajp lill Sunday. Come again, Johny Jump Up, we like to hear from you. We are glad Mrs. Inez Turner is getting along nicely after undergoing an operation. While plowing one (lay last weelp Mr. Seaborn Stephen's mule kicked him, knocking several of his teeth al. most out. He was unconscious foi sonmc time, being bruised up ver) badly. lie is improving. gliss Girdie Finley, of Greenville visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs John Finley, Saturday andl Sunday. - NITRATE SODA. We have ordered our last shipmen of Nitrate Soda for this season 'Those wvho are not supplied can ge same now. J. D). Hlolder & Soni, 'lt-7 r>-Picens GEN. M. L. BONHAM ORATOR JUNE 3 The Confederate veterans of Pick ens county are urged to be present on June 3, on the occasion of the an nual reunion. The Pickens Chapter U. 1). C. will entertain them at dinner on court house grounds, after the exercises in the court house when Gen. M. L. Bonham, of Anderson, will make the address. In the afternoon an-exhibition of fancy "stunts" will be given by the aeroplane which will be here for this occasion and the Confederate veterans will be able to observe sonme of the methods of mod ern warfare. Let every one make an effort to be present. A cordial wel come awaits you. The public is urged to be present on June 3, and do honor to the Con federate veterans of Pickens county. There are many familiar faces that will be missed, and that is the bet ter reason why we should cheer the remaining ones by our presence. Don't forget to bring the "well filled" basket and assist the local U. I). C. in giving the Confederate veterans a happy day June 3. Come to Pickens on Juno 3 and take a ride in the airplane. Automobiles will be provided in which the Confederate veterans will be carried to the court house after assembling on Lewis street. Each veteran is urged to come direct to Lewis street on arrival. Every Daughter of the Confeler acy is expected to assemble on Lewis street June 3, and r -de with the Coi federate veterans to the court house. Will not some of the World War veterans report at Lewis street on June 3 and assist the U. DP C. in looking after the Confederata vet erans? If you can't be present on June 3, send a contribution for the dinner. If you are contemplating matri mony soon, a ride in the airship would be a novel wedding journey. Gen. M. L. Bonham, of Anderson, who will address the Confederate. veterans on June 3 needs no intro duction to Pickens for he is well known her: and counts his friends by his acquaintances. BANKS TO LIQUIDATE. A ndason, May 20.-The stock holders of the Farmers and Merch ants bank and the Farmers Loan & Trust company met today to go over the affairs of these institutions, and after being in session several hours it was decidled to liquidate both of them. J. J1. Major wvas miade chairman o the board of directors in charge ol the liquidation. Dividends will be paid depositors and creditors as col lections can be madle. The Farmers anfl Merchants bank and the Farmers Loan and Trust company in the last published statement have combined resources of $2,000,000. Shrinkage of collateral and slow collections on paper was given as the cause of the troubles of the bank. BUSINESS IS GOOD. We average three to six calls ?1 week for Stenographers and Book. keepers. Why There's a reason. ta Mr. Business Man kosta young men and woinen trained ir business methods by our corps of e'x. pert teachers can deliver the goods \Vhat we have done for thousands w< Scani (10 for you. Phone or write foi .full information. All regular course: t taught by mail also. DRAUGHON'S BUSINICSS COL LEGE. Phone 051, Coluiinha. S. C WVm. Lvkes. Jr. F' ur. Lyk. SCHOOL CLOSES JUNE 3. Class day exercises of the gradu ating class Pickens high school will take place in Grace Methodist church Friday night, June 3, at which tima the comipencement address will be delivered by a prominent speaker. Sunday morning, June 5, the bacca laureate sermon will be preached by Rev. J. C. Diggs, pastor Grace Metho (list church. Invitations have been issued as fol lows: "Class of nineteen and twenty one, Pickens high school, commence ment exercises, Friday evening, June the third, at eight-thirty o'clock, Methodist church. The class roll consists of nineteen members: Ivy Brezeale, Frances Cox, Catherine Cureton, Sara Fin ley, Sarah May Freeman, Mattie May Hallum, James Edward Hendricks, Sara Ada Keith, Blanche LaBoone, Aurora Mathews, Nannie Morris, El len Nealy, Donald Roark, Robert B. Roark, Joe Robinson, Bessie Stewart, I Mattie Sutherland, Edna Willis an I William L. Matheny. "By our efforts we hope to rise," is the striking and practical class motto. SIX MILE NEWS. On account of bad weather, the play, "A Negro 1Ione9ymoon," was not rendered by the ball team Friday night. It will be given later. An admission fee of 15 and 25 cents will he charged for the benefit of th team. The tean is playing many interestin games now and are ready to play with any team that may chal lenge them. The many friends of '1'hefa, the little dauehter of Rev. and Mrs. F. S. Childress regret that she is seri ously ill and wish for her a speedy recovery. Rev. and Mrs. Clyde have moved to Greenville where he will resume his studies at Furman University thjs Fall. Rev. and Mrs. Clyde were two very eflicient teacher.; at the Acade my this year. Revs. F. S. Childress, E. M. Bold ing and J. A. Davis have returned from the Southern Baptist Conven tion in Chattanooga. They made the trip in a Ford and report a fine time. While at the convention Rev., Childress received a telegram calling him to the bedside of his little (laugh ter and his mother-in-law, Mfrs. Clark, of near Pickens. Rev. and Mrs. Clarence Garrett and children spent the week-end with their parents in Anderson county. Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Childress have rebirned from their honeymoon and are now-living in the girl's dormitory. Mr. Childress is to be one of the teachers at the academy this year. Misses Rhymes, Herbert and Schil lings have returned to their homes in Oouisiana, Missouri and Alabanma. IThey wvent by way of Chattanoog~a for the convention. Mr. and Mrs. RI. P. Prince visitedI the latter's parents Mr. andl Mrs. D). Winchester last week. Those of the dormitory students that have been back visiting since school closedl are Miss Myrtle Little ton, R. C. Robinson andl Ernist Hicks. Wayne Pickle leeft recently to take up a position wvith the Southern Public Utilities Co. in Greenville. Mrs. C. B. Atkinson and little son, Samuel, have returned to Louiskille, Ky., after an extended visit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. WV. E. Curtis. The postoffice at Six Mile will o)penl as soon as orders are received from Washington. The mail will come di rect to Six Mile, S. C., instead of a Central route. This wvill be a great advantage, especially to the business men of the town. B. T. Garrett has been appointed postmaster. In the absence of the pastor, Rev. Burts preached Sunday morning and evening. Six Mile boasts of one of tihe best B. Y. P. U's. in the county. The meetings are held Sunday evenings -t 7 7:30. The young ple)I~ are esp~ec ially invited to attend. News nee. LETTER FROM CATEECHEE. Owing to cupid's good work the little matrimonial mill on the "Pike" has been kept pretty busy of late. The last happy couple to be sent out from the little mill on a matri monial voyage was on l)it Sunday morning, the 22nd inst., when Mr. C. W. Nicholson and Miss Chester Johnson left that abode with a smile on their faces that foretold a happy young couple. The groom is of Pel zer while his charming bride is of Liberty, and we venture the asser tion that the return trip for Ithe groomto his domicile will not seem half as long as it seemed coming. May all sorrows, trials and tribula tions of the past. be oblivilated by the happiness of the future is the prayer of the offilciating officer, J. Alonzo Brown. Mr. "Bob" Bowen, of the Alice Mills, of Easley, has accepted a position as overseer of tho weave room at Cateechee and will enter upon his new duties June 1st. A "Lyric" theater has"ben opened at Cateechee. Mr. Luther Evans, of Six Mile, being the manager. If you want to attend a good show, conic some Saturday night. "Ke ner" Williams, a small son of Mr. and Mirs. E. C. Williams, of Ca tIechee, is very ill at this writing. Little hopes for his recovery at this: writing. The Cateechee school will close .June 3rd and th patrons of the school are sorry to note the loss of its principal, Prof. Ray Childress, who has been elected as one of the teach ers of the Six Mile Acad im y for ali other y ''. ('ateeebee' loss is Six \lile's gain. Al iss .Jessie Alexander, on, of the teachers in the Cateechee school, has been iii si.poseda fgor the pas. few a' days. Miss losie Garrat 1, of' (;. t:cchee, has been filling her1. pI:ice ina the school room and makes quite anl etlicient. teac'her. The closing exercise., of the Nor ris high school took place last week. There were three graduates from i this school this session, namely, James l'. Garvin, Mr. Entrekin and Miss [il lian Johnson, all of Norris. Mr. J. MI. Clardy, of Norris, has sold his farm near Camp Creek church to Mr. J. B. Baliey, superin tendent of the Toccoa Mills, of Toc coa, Ga. Owing to the continued damp, cold w 'other, cotton, corn and all kinds of farm stuf' is very backward. Very little cotton has becen thinned in this section and grass has a good stoart. Cirt will convene in our county aindi we trust that all witnesses as well as court olicials of every kind will not he.itat to do their full duty in helping to try to check the wave' of crime. Ilumanu life has got to he too cheap, whiskey too plentiful and the law breaker let oil' too light. If a1 stop is not p)ut to it in sonme way or other the time is coming when it. will be a hard matter to get a peace oflice'. Look at the imeni wh'o have' lost their liv'es in the past, few years trying to enforce the law, saying nothing about others who have beeni killed. H-ow maiiy of' these law hmreakers have' been electrocuted? It is discouraging to our peace oflicers to see how light the law-breaker is let off when they have risked their lives and maybe stood by andl sawv their brother ofieer killed trying to enforce the law as they are sworn to do and then see the law-breaker let off so lightly. Remember, those officers are expected to protect our lives and property and without their assistance where would we be? Then if they put their lives at stake, let us stand by them as far as what is right. A .boot legger wants no cheaper license to sell whiskey than the fines they are receiving. They can sell whiskey enough in one night to pay the fine at the price they say it is selling for. What do they care for a part of the sentence being sus.. p('ndel(d? They just laugh at that and say it is d.... cheap license. No wondem' the lym.h law is in force when the courts fail to do their duty. This is frank but it is a fact. GOSNELL CASE FOR JUNE TERM COURT Ballew and Wilson Also on the Docket. Hut twoi murder eas s are expected to come up for trial at the Court of General Sessions for Pickens county, which will convene Monday, June 6, according to a statement made Tues. (lay by Solicitor D. W. Smoak to a Greenville N. ws man. These cases likely to be tried are the statd against Jake Gosnell, charged with the mur der in Greenville of Hendrix Rector, former sheriff; and against Wade Ballew and Robert Wilson, held for the death of W. C. Holcombe, former chief of police of Easley. Solicitor Smoak was unable to make any (lefinite statement as to when either of these cases is to come up, but unlesr something unknown at the present time occurs, the two cas es are likely to be tried early in the term. It is doubtful if two cases tried at one term of court in Pickens county haev ever aroused as much interest as the two on the calendar for the June term of court. The Gosnell case originated in Gr'en'il1'' county and was tried in ;renvileie, resulting in a mistrial. Gosnell is a member of the force of prohibition agents in the upper part of the state. llendrix Rector, who was twice elect ed sheriff of Greenville county, was a native of the Glassy mountain section, but was well known through out the Piedmont section. He was killed in a g:arage in GreenvilP Ci Jluly 4. 1919. Solicitor Smoak will he a.;: is tel U prosecution of (osneil by the 11-n. of( Ponhami & 1'r.'c, while ics;e. attornys ar 1)ean, (othrian an. Wyche. Ballev and W\ilon, who were ip:i itdl away to Spartanburtg folwin; the fatal shoot';tn of the Emi. l chief of police, have r ta: ned \l artin & Blythe of Greenville, it wva:s announc ed Tue sdIay. Judge 1'. J .MauldIin, of Pickens. will preside at the approaching tern of court. DEATH OF MRS. SOUTHERLAND. The death angel visited the home of Mrs. J. 1). Chastain at the Pickens mill, May 1 G, 1921, and took away Mrs. Anna Southerland, wife of John Southerland. She had ben sick only a few days when the Saviour called hr home, and she left the sweet assurance that she was going to a happier home. Her body was laid to i est. the following day at holly Sprine.: C'emetery after funeral serv icescolducted by Rev. M. E. Sum mey anl Rev. C. R. Abercrombie. She is asl ep in Jesus. Peaceful sleep, Whereo no one ever wakes to w~eep. One Who Loved 1Her. MEETING AT TABERNACLE. Interest in the meetings at the Tabernacle grows from day to (lay. Tihe attendance has been ver~y large from the beginning, being well filled at each of the three arevices Sunday. 'rho gospel is being proclaimed in its fullness and power as it seldom has been preachedl in Pickens before. Dr. Montgomery has done evangelis tic wvork for the past twenty years and is unsurpassedl in his presenta tion of the dloctrines of grace. The people( hang upon his words as he makes plain and simple the way of salvation. D~r. Montgomery is being assisted in the singing b~y Rev. 1F. 0. Lamio reux, a pastor-evangelist and gospel singer of many years experience. The services are being hold each day at the Tabernacle at 3:30 p. m. and 8:00 p. m. The evangelists have also been visiting the -school at the devotional hour. in spite of the b)usy (lays many of h people are comning from~ their' ft rm and from a distance to at tend the meetings.